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UVic's Health and Wellness building via Google Earth,

How to get tested for STIs in Victoria

Have you been tested? While the pandemic may have made phrases like this more commonplace, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and testing are often still uncomfortable topics for many young people.…
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Behind the Barrier: racialized students in the province face tiered access to health care services

When Chihiro Asami felt a sore throat coming on, a possible COVID-19 diagnosis wasn’t her only worry. She was working at a local cafe when her manager suggested she talk…
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On the front lines: Healthcare students deal with unique challenges during COVID-19

From new nurses being plunged into the respiratory wing fresh out of university to student pharmacists juggling personal wellbeing with professional obligations to public health,  healthcare-workers-in-training are dealing with unprecedented…
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The vaccine for COVID-19? Staying home

While cases in Canada rise at a rate similar to the early days in Italy, people ignore the advice of our Provincial Health Officer, Bonnie Henry. The concept of social…

Vulvodynia: Why a condition that affects one in six North American women is ignored, under-researched, and underfunded

Though vulvodynia, chronic pain affecting the vulvar area, affects one in six North American women at some point in their lives, it receives disproportionately low funding, publicity, and research. Some…

In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, UVic forms response committee

New coronavirus 2019-nCoV has infected more citizens worldwide than the SARS outbreak of 2002-2003. While UVic takes action to support students and faculty, Canadian screening precautions consist of self-evaluation questionnaires…

Provincial government unveils new rules on vaping

While UVic students returned to campus from reading break earlier this month, the government of British Columbia announced plans to implement the toughest rules on vaping in the country in…

Vaccine shortages cause UVic flu clinic cancellations, delays

Amidst national flu shot shortages, several campus flu shot clinics have been subject to cancellations and delays, including UVic's annual free clinic for students and staff on Nov. 7.

Why I’m hatin’ Vape Nation

Too many people think vapes are exempt from the rules due to their overall low profile, and I’ve frankly had enough. Respect my right to clean air within campus, and…